Changing Faces

Here are some stats: It’s official! March, 2013 was the second coldest recorded with an average temperature of just 2.2 degrees C, matching temperatures for March 1947, with only March 1962 being colder. 2012 was the UK’s second wettest year since records began in 1910, and for some areas, the wettest. Apart from the effects…

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Arboreal Masonry

On Easter Sunday morning, I ventured forth with an old friend (my x) out onto Brent Moor on the Southern slopes of Dartmoor to join the ponies and the little black-legged lambs and a few hardy individuals willing to brave the sub-zero conditions for a bracing pre-lunch walk. We headed up the track  which runs…

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A South West Coaster

As I was going to St Ives I met a man with seven wives Every wife had seven sacks Every sack had seven cats Every cat had seven kits Kits, cats, sacks, wives How many were going to St Ives? On Sunday, I passed a man walking along the path on the dunes above Porth…

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‘Space for my Mind to Move Into’

Someone has switched on the rain in car-wash mode.  I’m stuck waiting for the lashing at my windows to abate so that I can take the dogs out, and where I can indulge in my daily ritual of walking as a ‘space for my mind to move into‘ (Virginia Wolf).  So whilst I’m house-bound, I’m…

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Marking Time.

Landslip 1 & 2 The subject is the same for both images but there are seventeen years that separate them.  There is nothing new about whole chunks of cliff face falling onto the beach and we have witnessed more cliff falls than usual this winter.  But as a subject that I have returned to it…

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Guiding Spirit (JM part 2)

To continue with the Jeremy Millar theme (previous post, Cosmic Coincidences?) he ponders the age-old question of where does art come from?  He also queries the possessive label we attach to a work as being ‘my‘ work?  After all, how can you quantify something that has had some level of appropriation taking place in the…

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Carpe Diem

Necessity is the Mother of Invention Since I can remember, my clothes have never been so threadbare as they are now.  I wrestle with what I am prepared to give up from my budget to squeeze a couple of bottles of wine into my weekly food basket as an essential to fuel the creative juices…

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